Press releases

Wednesday 5 May 2010

Amnesty International condemns the suspension by a Lithuanian court of the 2010 Baltic Pride march, which was set to take place in the capital Vilnius on 8 May

Tuesday 4 May 2010

Amnesty International has called on the Lithuanian President, Dalia Grybauskaite, to ensure that the 2010 Baltic Pride march goes ahead on 8 May despite a new attempt to have it banned

Friday 30 April 2010

Amnesty International condemns the Brazilian Supreme Court's blocking of a reinterpretation of a 1979 Amnesty Law that protects members of the former military government from being put on trial for extrajudicial killings, torture and rape.

Friday 30 April 2010

Amnesty International has condemned the execution of four prisoners by the Taiwanese authorities, the first since December 2005.

Thursday 29 April 2010

Amnesty International has called on the Honduran authorities to take immediate action to protect media workers after an escalating series of attacks has led to six journalists being killed in less than eight weeks.

Thursday 29 April 2010

Amnesty International calls for a retrial by a regular court of 26 men jailed by an Egyptian emergency court for their alleged links to the Lebanese group, Hizbullah amid allegations of torture.

Thursday 29 April 2010

Amnesty International has condemned an overwhelming vote by the lower house of the Belgian parliament on Thursday in favour of legislation banning the wearing of full-face veils in public. 

Wednesday 28 April 2010

The Mexican authorities must act to halt the continuing abuse of migrants who are preyed on by criminal gangs while public officials turn a blind eye or even play an active part in kidnappings, rapes and murders, Amnesty International said in a new report released today.

Wednesday 28 April 2010

Amnesty International today condemned a Moldovan appeal court's decision to uphold a ban on an upcoming pro-equality march due to "security and public morality concerns".

Tuesday 27 April 2010

Amnesty International urges the Rwandan Government to ensure that opposition leader Victoire Ingabire, receives a swift, fair trial on charges including genocide ideology and collaboration with a “terrorist” group, and is not punished for the legitimate exercise of freedom of expression.

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Brazil: Police ‘still have blood on their hands’ 20 years on from massacre

24 July 2013

Every year police in Brazil are responsible for around 2,000 deaths, Amnesty International said today as it marked the 20th anniversary of the infamous Candelária massacre in Rio de Janeiro.